Kids and Sibs Weekend creates fun atmosphere on campus for Cardinal families

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Special events put on by RSOs and campus offices to celebrate one of SVSU’s most beloved events, Kids & Sibs weekend, began with registration in the Student Life Rotunda at 5 p.m. on Friday and continued until Saturday evening.

Student Association (SA) hosted Cardinal Rhythm, a tap dance team that performed a routine of modern pop songs. SA also hosted a coloring station, where participants could color or decorate their free event t-shirts.

Merry Jo Brandimore House Community Council hosted “How Well Do You Know Your Sibling,” a play off The Newlywed Game. Participating siblings had fun attempting to guess each other’s habits, hobbies and pet peeves.

The Organization of Black Unity later facilitated karaoke. The audience heard such smash hits as “Meant to Be” by Florida Georgia Line and “Nobody’s Perfect” by Hannah Montana. At the end of the session, the entire group sang along to The Proud Family theme song.

On Friday night, “Marshall,” the movie about the young attorney Thurgood Marshall who teamed up with Sam Friedman to tackle a court case defending an African American, was shown. Marshall, a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, would later become the first African American Supreme Court Justice.

Saturday morning, Campus Dining Services prepared a pancake breakfast at the Marketplace at Doan. The breakfast was followed by a morning showing of the movie “Justice League,” which follows famed D.C. Comics superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman.

In the afternoon, there were many more fun activities. Students went to battle in a Nerf War in the T.S.A.R., courtesy of Program Board, which provided all of the Nerf guns. University Village West put on a crafting session for “shrinky dinks” in the Unity room. Southeast Community had card games in the Wedge Lounge and the Resident Housing Association hosted another coloring event in Student Life.

Many students also attended both the women’s and men’s basketball games in the O’Neill Arena. Both teams played against Northern Michigan University, and the Saginaw Valley Dance Team performed at halftime.

In the evening, Pine Grove brought a ball pit to the Wedge Lounge, and Living Center Southwest started Just Dance competitions in the Student Life Programming Rooms. To end a fantastic weekend of fun and games, Cardinal Radio held a game night in the T.S.A.R.